Nkosana Makate News

Timeline: Nkosana Makate, Vodacom and the Please Call Me saga

Former Vodacom employee Nkosana Makate and the mobile network service have been in a court battle over the invention of the Please Call Me function for more than 10 years.

Times Live , South Africa Jan 16, 2019

Vodacom Please Call Me saga still far from over

Nkosana Kenneth Makate Picture: Leon Nicholas/African News Agency (ANA) Archives Johannesburg - Cellphone giant Vodacom insists that a settlement has been reached with its former employee Nkosana Makate, who invented the “Please Call Me” service.

IOL , South Africa Jan 14, 2019

Please Call Me saga still far from over

Nkosana Kenneth Makate Picture: Leon Nicholas/African News Agency (ANA) Archives Johannesburg - Cellphone giant Vodacom insists that a settlement has been reached with its former employee Nkosana Makate, who invented the “Please Call Me” service.

IOL , South Africa Jan 14, 2019

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Nkosana Makate said he and his legal team are looking at options to challenge the payout from Vodacom for the idea.

Business Tech , South Africa Jan 14, 2019

‘Please Call Me’ inventor Makate vows to keep fighting Vodacom for his money

The details of the payout have not been revealed, however, businessman Nkosana Makate says that after 18 years of fighting, he’s not about to give up now.

EWN , South Africa Jan 14, 2019

Minister tells Vodacom to 'shut up & do the right thing' over Makate saga

Minister tells Vodacom to 'shut up & do the right thing' over Makate saga Nkosana Makate, who invented the Please Call Me service while still an employee at Vodacom, has been involved in a long battle with his former employer involving the intellectual property of the service.

EWN , South Africa Jan 13, 2019

‘Please Call Me’ creator Nkosana Makate denies Vodacom payment agreement

JOHANNESBURG – “Please Call Me” inventor Nkosana Makate has denied claims by telecommunications giant Vodacom that they've granted him a reasonable payout for his invention.

EWN , South Africa Jan 11, 2019